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date: 21 January 2020

Kemeny, John Georgelocked

(31 May 1926–26 December 1992)
  • Liliane Beaulieu


Kemeny, John George (31 May 1926–26 December 1992), computer scientist and mathematician, was born in Budapest, Hungary, the son of Tibor Kemeny, an import-export wholesaler, and Lucy Fried. Kemeny came to the United States in 1940, and his family settled in New York, where he attended the George Washington High School. In 1945 Kemeny became an American citizen and entered Princeton University. He interrupted his studies to serve on the Manhattan Project at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (1945–1946). Returning to Princeton after his service, he earned the B. A. in mathematics in 1947. During his undergraduate years he worked as research and teaching assistant and as instructor of mathematics at Princeton (1946–1948); he was also research assistant to ...

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